This tour is the best way to see the most important sites in Hanoi! After pickup from local hotels, we will visit the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Afterwards, we will visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the House on Stilts, where he lived. Then, we will continue to the impressive One Pillar Pagoda (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays). Before we eat lunch in the Old Quarter, we will stop at the fascinating Ethnology Museum. After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Literature before continuing to Hoan Kiem Lake, where we will see the Ngoc Son Temple. Afterwards, guests will return to their hotels, bringing an end to the tour.
Start time: Approx. 8:00am
Hanoi is Vietnam's capital and second largest city by population. The city mostly lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is about 1,720 km (1,070 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City and 105 km (65 mi) west of Haiphong.
This pagoda is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, built in the 6th century CE. The site is full of amazing Buddhist symbolism that visitocrs can learn more about.
This memorial tomb in Hanoi is dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, leader of Vietnam's Communist party until his death in 1969. It sits in the middle of Ba Dinh Square, an important site in the man's life.
This humble, elevated home was where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his death in 1969. Since then, the house has been preserved exactly as Ho left it.
This pagoda is considered one of the most iconic in Vietnam. built in 1054, the pagoda gets its name because of the fact that it stands on a single pillar in the middle of a small body of water.
The Old Quarter of Hanoi is full of French Colonial architecture and narrow streets that give it a very European feel. Many of the city's best attractions and eateries can be found here.
Considered one of the finest modern attractions in Vietnam, this museum is dedicated to detailing the rich history of the 54 recognized ethnic groups that have inhabited the country over the years.
This Confucian temple in Hanoi was built in 1070 CE. It also houses the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university, so the site has always attracted scholars into its gates.
This scenic lake is part of the historical center of Hanoi, playing a significant part in the daily cultural life of its people. There is a local legend of the Golden Turtle God appearing to an emperor above the lake.
Known as the "Temple of the Jade Mountain," this temple was built in dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers. It is located on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake at the center of historic Hanoi.
Ending time: Approx. 4:00pm
Departure & Return
Departure: Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Return: Same as the pick up.
Departures Hotel outside Hanoi Old Quarter, additional transfer fee might be charged.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Transfer by air-conditioned bus
Experienced and enthusiastic driver.
Professional English speaking guide.
All entrance fees
Personal expenses & Drinks
Cyclo or electricity car or Water Puppet Show ticket
If you stay outside of the Old Quarter, additional transfer fee will be charged.
The price is not applied in holidays
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum only opens in the morning except Monday and Friday
If you visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, you should not wear shorts
Museum of Ethnology is closed on Monday. On Saturday and Sunday, water puppet shows are available
After visit Ngoc Son Temple, you can choose to see Water Puppet Show from or travel by electric car or cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter with a supplement of 5 USD/pax then come back your hotel at
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Terms & Condition
Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
The tour was good, we cover most of the Hanoi's highlight in a day. However, we could not go inside Uncle Ho's Mausoleum because we arrived in conjunction with the students visit and the queue was over 2 km long... Tuyn, our guide, is very knowledgeable. He was able to tell us history of Vietnam beyond the places we visited. Our lunch truly reflects the richness culture of Vietnam and it was served in a heritage restaurant.